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Rogers revives 6GB data plan, hints iPhone 5 in September

updated 01:15 pm EDT, Fri August 5, 2011

Rogers 6GB 30 dollar plan returns

Rogers gave a possible clue as to the launch timing of the next iPhone by reviving its 6GB data plan. The $30 monthly plan gives six times the usual bandwidth for a smartphone for the same money. It qualifies for the Canadian carrier's data sharing plans for an extra $10 per month to give a tablet, modem, hotspot or other device access to the same pool of data.

The 6GB core plan needs a three-year contract with voice but isn't tied to any one device.

The plan is available until September 30 and, in doing so, might have given a clue as to Apple's plans for the iPhone in the country. Rogers originally created the 6GB plan to assuage iPhone 3G buyers who were angered at the low caps they faced at the time. Since then, the provider has brought it back each summer and always in a timeframe that would cover at least some of an iPhone launch.

Some recent tips have had the next iPhone arriving in October. Others, though, still show September. If the September schedule is true, Canada may go back to simultaneous launches with the US after being made to wait weeks for the iPhone 4.



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  1. bogmonster

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jan 2007

    +2

    Telus has a similar 6GB offer

    for phones adding their $30 data plan.
    Bell Aliant will soon join the crowd, I suspect.

  1. Tofino

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    Joined: Apr 2005

    0

    Still no 3g

    Three years after Rogers got the iPhone there still is no 3G from them where I live. Telus and Bell managed to build out an entire nationwide network when they got the iPhone a year after Rogers. Rogers doesn't care about you after you sign your three year contract...

  1. Gazoobee

    Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 2009

    -1

    nice deal but ...

    It's the best plan around, but you still have to get a voice plan and a couple of "service packs" etc. that you don't need (and you don't need that much data anyway either), so overall you are still being forced into a 70.00 a month plan which is pretty outrageous. And you can't change a thing about it or add/remove a single item without signing up for another three years. So it's still la predatory, anti-customer, unfair kind of thing like all the plans.

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